Education

Oud lessons in London

Are you interested in learning oud? I teach Arabic and Turkish traditions as part of my role at SOAS, University of London. Feel free to get in touch and arrange a consultation lesson.

By rachel, ago
Education

Workshop in Arabic music

In 2020, students taking the IGCSE in Music will have a special focus on Arab music. For this reason I was invited to the City of London School for Girls to provide a workshop and presentation for students and teachers. I created a PowerPoint demonstration bringing to life the syllabus, Read more…

By rachel, ago
Education

Today is Good!

I moved to Sicily in May 2017, in order to work as a volunteer with Francesco in various educational projects for asylum-seekers. We were keen to work with unaccompanied minors, and were trained to be legal gaurdians. Alongside this legal and pastoral work we have put on a series of Read more…

By rachel, ago
Education

Welcome to Italy

In autumn 2017 I collaborated with¬†Isola Quassud, a theatre company based in Catania, Sicily, developing¬†music within an intercultural production entitled ‘Welcome to Italy’. The aim was to immerse the audience in Italy’s disfunctional reception process for immigrants. Through a series of workshops involving reading, movement and singing, the actors drew Read more…

By rachel, ago
Education

Workshops

Building on my courses in Intercultural Performance run at Royal Holloway, I now lead music workshops for instrumentalists, vocalists and those who just want to have a go at making music in a group. Workshops vary in aim: in the case of Today is Good! (weekly sessions, ongoing) and Welcome Read more…

By rachel, ago
Education

Academic teaching

I have worked in full-time academic teaching since 2000, when I began as a lecturer at the University of Bristol. I was Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London until September 2019, and now I am Professorial Research Associate at SOAS, University of London. My teaching has ranged Read more…

By rachel, ago